metallic element


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metallic element

[mə′tal·ik ′el·ə·mənt]
(chemistry)
An element generally distinguished (from a nonmetallic one) by its luster, electrical conductivity, malleability, and ability to form positive ions.
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A new faculty member who came to the UO in June 2003, Johnson works in supramolecular chemistry - the study of how molecules interact with one another - and thought there might be some new work to be done with some of the more toxic metallic elements, the ones found in a rough neighborhood of the chart of elements.
Hinojosa said the district has been asked to conduct a full sweep of testing for metals, including cadmium, nickel and copper as well as lead and arsenic, a highly poisonous metallic element used in insecticides.
Testing has shown that temperatures reaching 212[degrees]F (100[degrees]C) can transfer from the metallic element used to heat the grill to the base of the unit.
is completing plans to mine one of the world's largest known deposits of molybdenum, a metallic element used to harden steel.
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Which metallic element takes its name from the Swedish for 'heavy stone'?
Johnson, a practicing psychologist, correctly spelled "ytterbium," which means "a soft metallic element of the rare-earth group that occurs especially with other rare earth elements in minerals and that has few commercial uses" in the 25th round of the competition that began with 26 spellers from 16 states across America.
Which metallic element gives bricks their red colour?
Although aluminum is the most abundant metallic element in Earth's crust, it is very rare in its free form and was once considered a precious metal more valuable than gold.
There, the metallic element rhodium collects the two electrons and delivers them to water molecules.
The poisonous metallic element can pose a risk to health by breathing it in as dust, ingesting by swallowing contaminated water, or eating food tainted by it.